Toby Young tried to take down Owen Jones and it backfired spectacularly
Here’s a lovely exchange to put a spring in your step between – in the blue corner – Toby Young and – in the red corner – Owen Jones.
It started when the Guardian man had this to say about freedom of movement.
The right to live and work where we want is a good thing. Migrants are not responsible for injustices and crimes caused by the powerful.
Labour's abandonment of that argument is a surrender, and when Labour takes office, we will take that case to the streets if needs be.
— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) April 3, 2019
Young seized on it and, well, it rather escalated from there.
Do exactly what I say magic grandpa or I’ll scweam and scweam and make mythelf thick. https://t.co/O8UShbJ5gr
— Toby Young (@toadmeister) April 3, 2019
To which Young replied …
First, you can’t be a “hammed up” pantomime villain. All pantomime villains are, by definition, “hammed up”. Second, you can’t be a “parody” of a pantomime villain. All pantomime villains are, by definition, parodies of villains. Like saying you’re a clueless, half-witted fool. https://t.co/YekheBKQBw
— Toby Young (@toadmeister) April 4, 2019
Except it wasn’t quite the last word he presumably imagined it would be.
And yet, somehow, you're all of these things that "can't be".
— Jim Caris (@jimcaris) April 4, 2019
"Needless to say I had the last laugh …"
— Sam Whyte (@SamWhyte) April 4, 2019
Also worth noting that Toby Young is a clueless, half-witted fool. So if, as he claims, it is "Like saying you're a clueless, half-witted fool" then he is himself proof that his argument is invalid.
— Dan Vuskith (@ShadyMice) April 4, 2019
You are a clueless half-witted fool https://t.co/STl635F2wF
— Danny Blanchflower (@D_Blanchflower) April 4, 2019
To conclude …
— Brad Owen (@brad123owen) April 4, 2019